NBA Finals: Odds
favor Orlando in Game 5 against Lakers
Managing to make it a series, the Orlando Magic will face
their toughest game so far on Sunday - the 2009 NBA Finals Game
5 against the Lakers and the odds are for once with Orlando.
Checking the latest betting odds on the NBA Finals at the
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and for the Game 5 of the Finals series, the Orlando Magic are a
small favorite against the Lakers, who lead the Series 3-1.
Considering the Orlando Magic must win the Sunday Game 5 of
the 2009 NBA Finals in order to keep the dream alive, adding
the home field advantage, it's hardly a surprise that the odds
makers are siding with the East Coast team for the Sunday game.
Bookmaker the odds on
Orlando Magic to win Game 5 of the NBA Finals are currently
sitting at -155, while the L.A. Lakers are a small
underdog with odds to win the game and become the 2009 NBA
Champion at +135. The point spread on Game 5 Lakers vs. Magic is
currently -3 points chalk Orlando with the total expected by the
odds makers set at 198.5 points. Betting trends show that LA
Lakers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games, while
Orlando is 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games. Also keep
in mind when betting the NBA Finals odds that the total has gone
OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing at home against
LA Lakers. Also noticeable are the facts that Los Angeles leads
the league in rebounds at 43.9 and gives up the second lowest
free throw percentage in the league at 75.3% per game. Meanwhile
Orlando has the worst free throw percentage in the league with
just 71.5, but the Magic are second best in the league in three
points made with 10.0 per game.